Volume 56 | October 26, 2017
October 2017 Newsletter
Proudly presented by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia and Alberta.
EVENTS/NETWORKING
Pre-Christmas Reception & Fundraiser Event: November 29
Please save the date for our annual Pre-Christmas Reception and Fundraiser Event. We would be more than happy to welcome you at our annual event on Wednesday, November 29. The personal invitations will be sent out next week.
FEATURED STORIES
The Swiss Crypto Valley Reception: Establishing Swiss Blockchain Connections
On October 17, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce invited for a Swiss Crypto Valley Cocktail Reception. Over 90 attendees discovered that Switzerland is rapidly becoming one of the global leaders in Blockchain technologies and Crypto Currencies.



Photo Credit: Barbara Siqueira
LOCAL NEWS
European Film Festival in Calgary,
November 5-12, 2017
The 6th edition of the Calgary European Film Festival will take place in the second week on November, at the Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas. This year, 18 countries will join to celebrate European cinema. Don't miss the Swiss movie "My life as a Zucchini" on November 12.


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The Canada Brand on the Global Stage
It’s been said that the Canadian brand has an identity crisis. Canada is often defined not by what it is, but by what it isn't, and the predicament is aggravated by the fact that we Canadians are just too, well, Canadian.


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Leggins as a Philosophy of Life
Lululemon is one of the most promising athletic apparel retailer of the upcoming years. The person behind their growing success is Laurent Potdevin from Switzerland. Read the German article about their success and their expansion to Europe.


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Cheap Flights to Switzerland
The Star Alliance has dropped the price of their flights from Seattle to Zurich, Switzerland down to $396 CAD round-trip including taxes for travel in the peak summer travel season (August 2018).


Stanley Park Named One of The Best City Parks in the World
The list breaks down 20 of the best metropolitan parks. The only other Canadian park to make the list was Mount Royal Park in Montreal.


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
How Switzerland Became The Silicon Valley Of Robotics
Switzerland has emerged as a serious competitor to California for the technologies, people and funding that will power the world’s fourth socio-economic revolution. The country has also been selected as the world’s best-prepared country for long-term change.


Photo Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Switzerland and The Winter Olympics 2026
The Swiss government pledged earlier this month to throw its weight behind the Sion 2026 Winter Olympics bid. Should the bid be successful, the government’s contribution would come to almost CHF1 billion.


Photo Credit: Keystone
THIS & THAT
Canada's Favorite Coffee Chains
What's your favorite place to get your daily coffee? Starbucks, Blenz or Tim Hortons? A new study shows that Tim Hortons is no longer Canada's favorite coffee. Read the article to see who took over the first place.


Photo Credit: Tim Hortons/Facebook
Europe’s Largest Freshwater Aquarium Opens in Switzerland
Europe’s largest freshwater aquarium-vivarium opened on October 21st in Lausanne, after 15 years in the planning. Aquatis is the first tourist attraction in Switzerland dedicated to ecosystems and sustainable development.


Photo Credit: Sedrik Nemeth
Emigrating to Canada - The Fifth Switzerland
40'000 Swiss people are living in Canada. Read the stories of four Swiss people who settled down in Western Canada. Some names probably sound familiar. This article is in German.


Photo Credit: Birgit Jansen
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